Mark has twenty seven years lived experience so has a view of how he would like his data to be used to support his treatment options. Mark is also the North West Coast region Research Champion for the NIHR and a MH Peer Support specialist locally, having supported over 200 people to have safe conversations and share experiences. He is currently studying for his BN degree in Mental Health.

Mark has a background in IT and has devised and developed various data management systems for a diverse range of health data needs, defining what information should be recorded and shared to improve the quality and safety of health and care.

Mark runs a mental health peer support network that is a member of National Voices.